The International Student Blog

Must-See Study Abroad Checklist

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Let’s be honest: even packing and preparing all the necessary things for a vacation abroad can be a trying task. Don’t let that scare you off when the time comes to prepare for what you’ll need to study abroad. By making sure you have adequate time to complete all imperative tasks, checking things off your […]

Getting to Your Classes…On Time

Posted on October 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

International students who live on campus have a luxury over off campus students, in that they have the opportunity to walk or bike to get to class. Those who have decided to rent an apartment or house off-campus, here are a few options when it comes to getting to your classes. Student Transportation For international students studying […]

Living Abroad 101

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

In preparation for next semester, international students are taking the necessary steps to relocate to a foreign college or university. Of these steps, making proper housing arrangements is one of high priority. Tips below help make the house hunting process a little easier for international students. Keep in mind personal location preferences—When living abroad select […]

Cleanliness in College

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Now that you are an independent international student living on your own, away from your parents for the first time, there may be a few things you need to know for living by yourself. Keeping your living space clean is very important and can be bad for your health if it is neglected. Not to mention, if you […]

Tips for Your Night Before an Exam

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

There are many great tips for international students who are about to take a standardized exam for an undergraduate, graduate or professional school program. After some weeks of intense studying, perhaps one of the most important days leading up to the actual exam is the night before. There are several tips available that students should […]

Free Help on Campus

Posted on October 5th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Despite what many might think, becoming an international student and adjusting to a new country is not easy. Sure it’s fun and completely worth it, but it’s hard. From academics to daily life there are challenges that international students face- but it’s all part of the experience. To help you with your adjustment and life […]

Carry Your Memories Home

Posted on September 28th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Studying in a different country is an exciting experience- one that needs to be documented so you are able to remember it long after the once fresh memories fade. Many students who study abroad don’t keep a journal because they claim it’s too time consuming or they don’t enjoy writing. If you’re included in this […]

Announcing the Essay Contest Winners!

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

The time has come to announce the top three winners of our first annual essay contest. We received more than 200 entries meaning our judges spent hours narrowing down the top finalists. We receive numerous great essays from international students around the world, and it was difficult for our judges to choose the first, second and […]

Handling Being Homesick as an International Student

Posted on September 21st, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

Being an international student is great- you are able to see important landmarks, try new cuisine, meet new friends, learn a new language and more than likely just have a great time in general. However, once the newness is gone and a holiday or two rolls around, the homesick blues may start to set in. Luckily, there […]

Real Stories From Real International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bryanna Davis

If you haven’t already heard, the Essay Contest Finalists have been decided upon! We received hundreds of great essays from international students and after much careful consideration our judges picked the top six essays. In no specific order here is a rundown of the finalists: Before Take-Off by Simone Lim: When preparing to leave home […]